The only guide you need to read on the Intensive Interaction approach returns for its second edition, this time with its founder, Dave Hewett, as the Editor. The Intensive Interaction approach has spread around the world and has been hugely influential in developing and teaching communication techniques with individuals who have severe learning difficulties and autism. This straightforward, no-nonsense handbook contains: – 2 new chapters: The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter; and Autism and Intensive & Intensive Interaction and more able people; – photo stories demonstrating the approach in practice; – links to external videos presenting the photo stories in greater depth. More information on the Intensive Interaction community and approach can be found on dedicated social media pages, and at

Practicalities of Doing Intensive Interaction
Practicalities of Doing Intensive Interaction

In the next eight chapters, we describe what we can call the absolute ‘nuts and bolts’ of how to do Intensive Interaction. Literally what do you do, what are the techniques?

There are two main possibilities for your starting point:

  • You are starting with a person who is at a very early stage of being a communicator and does not make social contact easily, or is very isolated.
  • Your person already has some ability to relate and be social, so you have some already developed activities which you can enjoy with her or him.

Also, you may or may not have some knowledge and experience with an Intensive Interaction practitioner.

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